Wauwatosa Native Joe Wong On Becoming A Master Of All Musical Trades

By Brad Kolberg | March 9, 2021

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Joe Wong (courtesy Priscilla C. Scott)

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Joe Wong was a musical kid growing up in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. He learned to play a few instruments, but he fell in love with the drums around age 11. Something just clicked with drumming that hadn’t quite been there with other instruments he’d tried. Now, he’s a professional drummer, composer, and host of the music podcast, The Trap Set.

He recently talked with “BETA’s” Doug Gordon about the challenges of composing for TV and film, and recording his debut album.

BONUS:  To hear the full conversation with Joe Wong, head to WPR’s “BETA.” There, you can hear him talk about his composing process, balancing music theory with creative instinct, and the surprise guest who dropped by the studio to compliment his songs.

Brad Kolberg with his daughter at Miller Park.

Brad Kolberg

Brad Kolberg is a radio producer and engineer from Stoughton, WI.  He likes to take time for his wife & daughter, The Brewers & Packers, music & beer discovery, and running down a trail somewhere out in the woods of Wisconsin.
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